Category: TED-Ed Innovative Educators

6 great apps to try next, recommended by and for educators

Looking to mix things up in your classroom next year? There’s an app for that! We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share the apps they’d like to see every educator try in 2018. Here’s what they suggest: Swift Playgrounds “Swift [...]

One way to teach empathy through STEM

Anthony Johnson is a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, North Carolina. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Charity Ramsey is a fifth-grade 5th science and English teacher at Isenberg [...]

Share these 20 brilliant ideas with your favorite teachers (and everyone else)

What’s one thing that you’d like to see educators try out in 2018? We asked the TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share their favorite ideas. Here’s what they suggest: It’s 2018! Drop the double-negative zero. Let students revise until they get [...]

4 ways to cultivate empathy in the classroom

In our fast-paced, digital world, it can often feel like our students are more disconnected from one another than ever before. Four TED-Ed Innovative Educators share tips for how we can combat that by cultivating empathy in the classroom and building perspective-taking [...]

24 game-changing ideas from educators

Every great innovation starts with a powerful idea. The 24 powerful ideas below are recommended by educators, for educators, as part of the TED-Ed Innovative Educator program. After engaging in two months of online professional development and attending a TED conference, each [...]

Teach STEM through interactive storytelling

BIO Tim Couillard was 22 years old when he taught his first physics and chemistry classes at James River High School in Virginia. Two decades later, this TED-Ed Innovative Educator is still there, happily teaching science and ethics to teenagers. “I believe [...]

Share basic skills through videos that teach via gestures

BIO Umar Anjum is an Urdu language instructor, a TED Translator, and a TED-Ed Innovative Educator in Pakistan, where he works with the University of California Berkeley’s Study Abroad program. Recently, Umar used his language and education expertise to create new learning opportunities [...]